Italian fishing boat seized near Libya, apparently by pirates

April 17, 2015 10:06 AM

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PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - A Sicilian fishing boat with seven people on board was seized overnight in an apparent act of piracy 40 miles from the coast of Libya, a trade association said on Friday.

Libyan government launches have stopped such boats in the past, sometimes as they investigated disputes over fishing territories. But there have been no reports of pirate attacks.

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